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TGS' Mexico project given green light

Aug 24, 2015

TGS has been given the green light by Mexico's Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) to start acquiring multibeam, coring and geochemical analysis data over about 600,000sq km in Mexican waters. This project will cover the entire deepwater area of the offshore sector of Mexico…

Sonardyne opens French office

Aug 17, 2015

Sonardyne, a specialists in subsea navigation and positioning technology, has opened its first permanent office in France to expand its presence in the region. The announcement follows the opening of a second Sonardyne office in Brazil earlier this year…

Helix to use OSBIT Power for new vessels

Aug 11, 2015

Helix Well Ops UK awarded OSBIT Power a contract to deliver new support structures and deck equipment for two of its new well-intervention vessels.  The design of the deck layout of the Siem Helix…

Harkand completes Swordfish upgrade

Aug 11, 2015

Harkand has successfully completed the US$10.5 million upgrade of its Gulf of Mexico based dive support vessel (DSV) Swordfish. Originally built in 2007, the Swordfish is the youngest DSV in this region and has been upgraded to the highest safety standards in the offshore industry…

IMCA reveals 2014 ROV stats

Aug 07, 2015

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) 2014 survey of remotely operated vehicles (ROV), and ROV personnel reveals that in February 2014 a total of 3369 ROV personnel (superintendents, supervisors, pilot techs and other offshore ROV support personnel) were working…

Horizon adds new geoscience vessel

Aug 07, 2015

UAE-headquartered Horizon Geosciences has added a new vessel to its fleet for work in the North Sea and West Africa. A multi-disciplinary IMCA and OVID approved DP1 survey vessel with a proven track record in the North Sea and Arctic…

SeaBird stacks Munin Explorer

Aug 06, 2015

SeaBird Exploration has become the latest seismic vessel operator to stack one of its fleet. The Oslo stock market listed firm says it has stacked the Munin Explorer following its completion of the long-term time charter contract with SeaBed Geosolutions in August 2015…

Craig Group christens Grampion Fortress in Spain

Aug 03, 2015

Global shipping and energy services firm, Craig Group, has launched its first F-Class vessel, the Grampian Fortress. The IMT 958 multi-role emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) was christened in the Balenciaga Shipyard in Northern Spain this week…

Innovation – in all its forms

Aug 01, 2015

Standardization has been high on the agenda at the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Bergen for the past two years. This year, the focus was “innovating for the next wave.” Elaine Maslin reports on innovations discussed and on show…

Shell’s 4D optimizes Brazil waterflood project

Aug 01, 2015

Shell’s second waterflood monitor survey offshore Brazil shows technical success. Jeannie Stell reports. SBM Offshore’s Espirito Santo FPSO can produce up to 100,000 bo/d and inject up to 75,000 b/d of water…

Challenges and opportunities: Deepwater Intervention

Aug 01, 2015

In advance of 2015 Deepwater Intervention Forum held in Galveston, Texas, OE’s Managing Editor Audrey Leon discusses the intervention market in the wake of the downturn, and speaks with several forum board members ahead of the show on 11-13 August…

OP delivers Helix intervention equipment

Jul 30, 2015

OSBIT Power (OP), a leading Northeast England offshore and subsea engineering company, has successfully delivered two well intervention equipment projects, totaling several million pounds, to Helix Well Ops UK for installation on the Q7000…

Harkand in Mexico inertial metrology survey

Jul 27, 2015

Image: diver working/Harkand Harkand has carried out the first-ever free inertial metrology in Mexico's waters and at a new depth for this approach in the region. The global inspection…

STR expands ROV services range

Jul 27, 2015

Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR), a provider for the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore energy industry, is pleased to announce the addition of IKM Technique’s ROV gas sampling systems to their range of ROV sensors and tooling…

Damen launches Maersk Connector

Jul 24, 2015

Maersk Supply Service, DeepOcean UK and the Damen Shipyards Group gathered at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, to witness the launch of subsea support vessel Maersk Connector. The vessel is owned and operated by Maersk Supply Service…

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